Visit the Loire Valley with The Wine Show

Discover the Loire Valley and two of the region’s key winemaking regions, Chinon and Vouvray; enjoy the famous French Art de Vivre with a delightful morning at the elegant must-see Chateau de Villandry and its unique gardens; or simply enjoy a restful picnic with some great wines.

War and Winemaking on The Loire

Patrice Monmousseau is jovial, convivial and charming. But in the dark cellars of his Montrichard winery, he tells his father’s story with deadly seriousness. During WW2, Jean Monmousseau smuggled agents of The Resistance across the Nazi guards on the River Cher in his wine barrels. It’s an easier task here than in other parts of France. The Loire traditionally uses a 400 litre barrel, compared with barrels of 225 litres or so elsewhere.

Interested in the Loire Valley? Book with The Wine Show

The Wine Show has partnered with specialist wine and food travel company Winerist to provide experiences in many of the countries we’ve featured on screen. Together we are offering unique wine tastings, holidays and tours that we are sure will thrill and exhilarate you. Book now to experience the unforgettable.